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Publication numberUS2032248 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 25, 1936
Filing dateMar 4, 1935
Priority dateMar 4, 1935
Publication numberUS 2032248 A, US 2032248A, US-A-2032248, US2032248 A, US2032248A
InventorsBins John G
Original AssigneeBins John G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dog bed or the like
US 2032248 A
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Feb. 25, 1936,

DOG BED 013 THE LIKE Filed March 4, 1935 Patented Feb. 25, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 20 Claims.

This invention is a novel improvement in beds for dogs, cats and other pets, and the principal objects of the invention are to provide an inexpensive portable bed for animal pets, which bed is adapted for use primarily in the home, although same being portable may be readily carried in a car, automobile, or other conveyance; also to provide a bed of circular, oval, oblong, or other shape which may conform with the natural contour of a dog or other pet when curled up in the act of sleeping, said bed comprising briefly an annular bolster, a reversible mattress within the bolster, a reversible mattress cover within the bolster above the mattress, means for securing the parts together, and a cowl-shaped cover adapted to be applied over the bed for use in cold weather, said cover having an arched curtained opening therein at one side through which the pet may pass in and out when the cover is in use, the cover being removable for warm weather; also to provide a low stand for preventing the bed from contacting directly with the surface of the floor or ground.

I will explain the invention with reference to the accompanying drawing which illustrates one practical embodiment thereof to enable others to adopt and use the same; and I will summarize in the claims the novel features of construction, and novel combinations of parts, for which protection is desired.

In said drawing:-

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a bed of circular shape with the cover detached, and showing in dotted lines a dog therein in sleeping position.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the bed with the cover attached, but with the curtains of the cover opening removed.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the mattress member, detached.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the mattress cover, detached, showing the opening in the periphery for insertion of the split steel wire ring.

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the cover for the bed detached, and showing the curtains applied to the opening in the cover.

Fig. 6 is a transverse section through the members of the bed showing the mattress and mattress cover in place in the pocket, and showing the bed mounted upon the stand.

As shown, the bed comprises an annular bolster l of general circular, oval, oblong, or other desired shape preferably formed by stitching the side edges of a strip of fabric of desired length together'to form a tube, then filling the tube with cotton 2 or the like, preferably using a cotton Application March 4, 1935, Serial No. 9,338

packer having a fan or blower. After the tube is filled one end is sewed up, and the sewed end of the tube inserted in the open end and the overlapping end portions of the tube sewed together, thereby forming a circular, oval, or oblong stuffed bolster. A base sheet of fabric 3, of approximately the same shape and size as the outer periphery of the annular bolster I has an annular band of fabric 4 stitched to its periphery and also stitched to the outer cover of the bolster l to connect the base sheet 3 to the bolster, the width of the band 4 being substantially the same as the thickness of the mattress 5 which is fitted into the pocket 6 (Fig. 6) formed between the lower end of bolster l and the base sheet.

The mattress 5 (Fig. 3) is of size and shape to suit the pocket 6 of the bolster member, and may be circular, oval, oblong or other desired shape. The mattress is preferably reversible and formed of upper and lower fabric members united at their peripheries by an annular band, the mattress being filled with cotton 2 or the like, preferably blown therein by a cotton packer, or may be filled with other suitable stufling or filling material. Preferably the mattress is tufted, or upholstered with buttons 1 in the usual manner. The mattress is inserted through the upper side of the bolster l and forced into the pocket 6 formed between the annular bolster and the base sheet 3 as shown in Fig. 6, which operation is accomplished by slightly distorting the mattress and bolster; and the mattress when inserted in pocket 6 fills the pocket and forms a support for the annular bolster.

In the pocket 6 immediately above mattress 5 is a reversible mattress cover 8 (Fig. 4) consisting of two sheets of fabric substantially of same size and shape as the mattress 5, and having their peripheries stitched together except for a short length 9 which is left unstitched for the purpose of permitting insertion and removal of a split ring ID of relatively stiff steel wire between the sheets. Ring I0 is of the same diameter as the mattress cover 8 and has on one end a socket member ll consisting of a length of small tubing welded or otherwise secured thereto adapted to receive the other free end of the wire. The socket end ll of the split ring I0 is inserted into the mattress cover 8 through the opening 9, and the wire worked around until both ends thereof appear through the opening 9; and the free end of the Wire is then inserted in socket H. The mattress cover 8 With the wire stiffener In therein is then distorted and inserted down through the upper end of the bolster member I and dis- H which maintains the mattress cover in proper The reversible cover 8 will keep the matshape. tress 5 clean, and may be readily removed when soiled and a new or clean cover inserted in its place. l

If desired a stand shown in Fig. ,6 maybe provided to prevent the bed from directly'contacting with the floor or ground, which stand preferably consists of a grille of a circular, oval, or oblong shape, having an annular frame member l2 of 'stiif wire provided with three or more offset bent portions I3 adapted to formshort legs. Frame member l2 has a plurality of light cross wires l4 welded or otherwise secured to the frame member [2, the outer ends of the wires M being bent upwardly as shown at I M. A wire guard rail l5 adapted to surround the lower end of the bed is mounted on the upturned ends Ma of wires l4 toprevent the bed from slipping off the stand. Preferably two hand-holds I6 are ,formed on the sides of the stand, diametrically opposed to each other, for the purpose of moving the stand with the"bed thereon from place to place. 1 I

For use in cold weather I provide'a removable cover (Figs. 2, 5,6) consisting of a cowl-shaped "member'l'l having an arched opening 18 in its front maintained by a steel wire loop ;l9 of sufficient size for the dog, cat, or other pet to pass ftherethrough, said loopj I9 being stitched to the edges of the opening IS.

The ,cowl I1 is of size and shape to cover the exterior of-annular bolster l, and stitched to its periphery is 'a depending annular band 20 of somewhat larger diameter than bolster lprovided with elastic inserts 2| so that when the band 20' isapplied around the exterior of the bolster as shown in Fig. 6 the elastic inserts 2! will contract the band around the bolster to maintain the isa rnein place, while the opening l8 through the cover is maintained by the wire loop [9, so that the dog or cat can readily-pass into the bed through the opening.

The lower portion of the loop 19 which lies adjacent the band 20 is securedthereto by an arc- ,uate tape. 20a (Fig, 2) stitched to the inner face ,The arched opening I! for the cover l6'of the dog bed may be provided with curtains 22 (Fig. 5) consisting of two semi-circular sections adaptedto overlap at the center of the opening l8. Suitable snap fasteners 23 arevprovided on the curtain sections .22 and on the material of the cover I! adjacentthe opening .l8 for maintaining the curtain sections, 22 closed when desired. When the sections 22 are not fastened the dog or other pet can readily pass in and out of the opening l8.- In warm weather the cover I! is not needed and may be removed;

As shown in-Fig. 1 the upper end of the bolster will generally .be utilized. by the dog or other pet as a pillow, although a separate pillow may be provided. The beds may be made in different sizes and shapes, and of various materials or fabrics.

I claim:

1. A bed for pets comprising a mattress; and an annular bolster on said mattress having an annular pocket receiving the edge portions of the mattress"for connecting said members to-' gether.-

,2. A bed for pets comprising a mattress; an annular bolster on said mattress; means for connecting said members together; and an extensible cover around the side edges of said bolster' having anopening therein for the passage therethrough of the pet. i

3. In a bed as set forth in claim 2, said cover having a band secured to its lower edge slightly larger in diameter than the exterior of the bolster; means for contracting the band around the claim 2, a portable stand comprising a grille havinglegs; a'guard rail on the grille surrounding the mattress; and handles extending" from the grille; 5. A bed'for pets comprising a mattress; a mat tress cover stretched oversaid mattress; an an nular bolster on said mattresscover; means for connecting said members together; and a flexible extensible cover around the side edges of said annular bolster having an opening therein for the passage therethrough of the pet.

6, In a bed as set forth in claim 5, saidmat tress cover comprising superimposed sheets of substantially the same size and shape as the mattress stitched together at their edges, and a split stiffening ring removably inserted between the sheets maintaining the same taut.

'7 In a bed as set forth in claim 5, said cover having a bandsecured to its lower edge slightly larger in diameter than the exterior of the bolster; means'for' contracting the band around the I bolster; a stiffener secured to the edges of the opening; and means for closing said opening. a

8. In combination with a bed as setforth in claim 5, a portable stand comprising'a grille having legs; a guard rail on the grille surrounding the bed; and handles extending from the grille.

9. A bed for pets, comprising an annular bolster, a base sheet secured to the outer sides of the bolster and forming with the bottomof the bolster an annular pocket; and a mattress h'av-Lv ing its edge portions filling the annular-pocket andits central portion forming the bottom of the space bounded by the said bolster. g

10. A bed for pets, comprising an annular bolster, a base sheet secured to the outer sides of" V the bolster and forming with the bottom of the space bounded by the said bolster; and a mat-6 tress eoverin said pocket above the mattress.

11. Ina bed as set forth in claim 10, said mat, tress cover comprising superimposed sheets'of substantially the same size and shape as the mattress stitched together at their edges, and a split'steel wire stifiening ring removablyinserted between the sheets maintaining the same taut. I

12. A bed for pets, comprising aflexible annular bolster, a base sheet secured to the outer sides of the bolster and forming with the bottom of the bolster an annular pocket; a mattress having its edge portions filling the annular pocket and its central portion forming the bottom of the space bounded by the said bolster; and a cover for the bed engaging the outer sides of the bolster and having an opening therein for the passage therethrough of the pet.

13. In a bed as set forth in claim 12, said cover having a band secured to its lower edge slightly larger in diameter than the exterior of the bolster; means for contracting the band around the bolster; and a stiffener secured to the edges of the opening.

14. A bedfor pets, comprising an annular bolster, a base sheet secured to the outer sides of the bolster and forming with the bottom of the bolster an annular pocket; a mattress having its edge portions filling the annular pocket and its central portion forming the bottom of the space bounded by the said bolster; a mattress cover in said pocket above the mattress; and a flexible cover for the bed engaging the outer sides of the bolster and having an opening at one side for the passage therethrough of the pet.

15. In a bed as set forth in claim 14, said mattress cover comprising superimposed sheets of substantially the same size and shape as the mattress stitched together at their edges; and a split stiffening ring removably inserted between the sheets maintaining the same taut.

16. In a bed as set forth in claim 14, said flexable cover having a band secured to its lower edge of slightly larger size than the exterior of the bolster; means for contracting the band around the bolster; and a stifiening loop secured to the edges of the opening in the cover and to the band.

17. A bed for pets, comprising a stuffed annular bolster, a base sheet secured to the outer sides of the bolster and forming with the bottom of the bolster an annular pocket; an upholstered reversible mattress having its edge portions filling the annular pocket and its central portion forming the bottom of the space bounded by the said bolster; a flexible reversible mattress cover in said pocket above the mattress; and a flexible cowl-shaped cover for the bed engaging the outer sides of the bolster and having an opening at one side for the passage therethrough of the pct.

18. In a bed as set forth in claim 17, said mattress cover comprising superimposed sheets of substantially the same size and shape as the mattress stitched together at their edges, said cover having an opening in its edge, and a removable split stiffening ring between the sheets insertible and removable through the opening, said ring maintaining the sheets of the cover taut.

19. In a bed as set forth in claim 1'7, said cowlshaped cover having a band secured to its lower edge of slightly larger size than the exterior of the annular bolster; elastic inserts in said band for contracting the band around the bolster; a stiffening loop secured to the edges of the opening in the cover and to the band; and removable curtains adapted to close said opening.

20. In combination with a bed as set forth in claim 1'7, a portable stand comprising a grille having legs; a guard rail on the grille surrounding the bed; and handles extending from the grille.

JOHN G. BINS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification119/482, 119/28.5, D30/118
International ClassificationA01K1/035, A01K1/02
Cooperative ClassificationA01K1/0353
European ClassificationA01K1/035B